Although some Federation Nation anglers strive to turn pro someday, others have succeeded at keeping a full-time job and qualifying multiple times for the championship.
Check out behind-the-scenes and on-the-water videos from the 2011 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship on the Ouachita River in Monroe, La.
Watch the anglers weigh in on stage at the 2011 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship from the Ouachita River in Monroe, La.
The 54 anglers will compete in the Federation Nation Championship are from 47 states and six international locations.
Brandon Palaniuk, now a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, will attend the Nov. 3-5 event in Monroe, La. But he’s giving up the berth he earned as the defending champ.
Simple curiosity is what motivated Chris Malone of Ohio, to join the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open circuit, his first venture into pro-level Bassmaster fishing.